SOURCE: Becker & Poliakoff

Becker & Poliakoff

February 02, 2012 14:41 ET

Former FAA Administrator Jane Garvey to Keynote Florida Public-Private Partnerships Workshop, Feb. 16

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - Jane Garvey, the former head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, will be the keynote speaker for "Public Private Partnerships (PPP): The Future of Public Construction in Florida," a workshop for businesses, contractors, investors and government officials, Thursday, February 16 at the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port Hotel, from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon.

The panels, presentations and discussions will examine opportunities for public-private partnerships resulting from the decline in public budgets for new facilities and infrastructure construction.

Ms. Garvey has held a number of senior positions across the public and private infrastructure sector in America, most recently serving on the Transition Team for President Barack Obama with a focus on transportation policies and related challenges facing the new Administration. Prior to that, she headed the US Public/Private Partnerships advisory group at JPMorgan, where she advised states on financing strategies to facilitate much needed project delivery for state governments. From 1997 to 2002, Ms. Garvey served as the 14th Administrator of the FAA.

Currently Ms. Garvey serves as North American Chair, Meridiam Infrastructure, an investment management company that specializes in PPP projects.

Ms. Garvey will discuss financing of Public Private Partnerships in her presentation, "Demystifying the PPP Process -- The Role of the Equity Partner."

New legislation in the Florida Legislature (HB 576/SB 337) encouraging Public Private Partnerships with local governments will also be reviewed and analyzed by a panel of experts. Other topics include: "A Top Ten List of Practical Steps for Finding PPP Opportunities,'' plus a panel of experts who will share strategic insights on PPP opportunities.

The half-day workshop is sponsored by the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff, Shavell & Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants and InSource business insurance agency.

"Public Private Partnerships (PPP): The Future of Public Construction in Florida" begins with breakfast and registration at 8 AM, Thursday, February 16 and adjourns at 12 Noon. For further information and to register contact: Tina Fritz, Becker & Poliakoff (954) 985-4147,

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